These V-Discs all came as a set and are in great shape, I've included one acetate from WOR that was right in the middle of the stack. The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first being issued in October of 1943.The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.
Keywords: OTR; WWII; Kaye Kyser; Al Noble; Pete Johnson; Hal McIntyre; Jimmy Dorsey; Swing; Big Band; Freddy Martin
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).The first transmission to U.S...
Keywords: AFRS; OTR; Kim Hunter; Eddie Canter; Charlie Barnet; Kay Starr; Bing Crosby; Jhonny Mercer; GI Journal; Harlem Hospitality Club; Georgia Gibbs; Command Performance; Hal McIntyre; Band Wagon; Chico Marx; Jerry Wald; Jill's All Time Jukebox; Personal Album; One Night Stand; Spotlight Bands
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|The Voice of The Army - WA4CZD|
The Voice of the Army was produced by the U.S. Army Recruiting Publicity Bureau. Dates are approximate. "Names on the List" was written by Cpl. Jacques Finke and Cpl. Donald Agger, and won an Ohio State Citation in 1945. 1944-xx-xx AFRS Voice of the Army 213 Names on the List Helen Hayes.mp3 1944-xx-xx AFRS Voice of the Army 214 Hospital Train Helen Hayes.mp3 1945-xx-xx AFRS Voice of the Army 269 Report Number B-129 Frank Lovejoy.mp3 1946-xx-xx AFRS Voice of the Army 303 Killroy Was Here Arnold ...
Keywords: AFRS; OTR; Old Time Radio; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Bill Stern; Ethel Smith; Bob Thomas; Hugh Herbert; Hal McIntyre; Fred Waring; Dorothy Gish; Sonny Tufts; Peggy Ann Garner; Rise Stevens; Arthur Treacher; Margaret Whiting; Nat King Cole; John Dall; Adolph Menjou; John Hodiak; Jimmy Stewart; Alice Marble; Murrow, Edward R., 1908-1965; Milton Cross; Henry Fonda; Gloria Swanson; Robert Sterling; Arlene Francis; De Marco Sisters; Johnny Desmond; Arnold Strang; Tex McCrary; Helen Hayes; Frank Lovejoy; Pat O'brien; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Recruiting & Enlistment
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|AFRS One Night Stand - WA4CZD|
One Night Stand was a program of live music ("remotes") that was produced & broadcast by the U.S. government via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) radio network. It featured the popular bands of the day and some lesser-known groups. Some of the vocalists: Meredith Blake, Liz Tilton, Anita O'Day, Helen Ward, Eugenie Baird, Bob Anthony, Thelma Carpenter, Jimmy Rushing, Earle Warren, Dinah Washington, Kitty Kallen, Rosetta Williams, Doris Day, Kay Starr, et al...
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945; World War II; WWII; AFRS; Big Band; Swing; Jazz; OTR; Vaughn Monroe; Charlie Spivak; Betty Norton; Ziggy Talent; Charlie Spivak; Shep Fields; Boyd Raeburn; Glen Gray; Count Basie; Sonny Donham; Russ Morgan; Jan Garber; Lionel Hampton; Lenny Conn; Harry James; John Kirby; Jan Savitt; Carl Ravazza; Freddy Martin; Jack Teagarden; Woody Herman; Henry Busse; Bob Chester; Stan Kenton; Louis Prima; Joe Reichman; Charlie Barnet; Shorty Sherock; Cab Calloway; Lucky Millinder; Chuck Foster; Les Brown; Jimmie Lunceford; Bob Crosby; Ray McKinley; Dick Jurgens; Hal McIntyre; Bobby Sherwood; Boyd Raeburn; Claude Thornhill; Benny Goodman; Harry James; Gene Krupa; Frankie Carle; Ray Anthony; Eddy Howard; Russ Morgan; Jerry Gray; Vincent Lopez; Leon Kelner; Charlie Barnet; 1943; 1944; 1945; 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; Old Time Radio; 1955; 1957; 1959; 1961; 1964